Other Toyota Avensis (2003 - 2008) models:

  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Very little ! The Avensis is understated - if might just say that I value reliability and that I need to get to and from work regularly.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    People have remarked that it is roomy and comfortable and praised the boot space.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, primarily it's build quality and reliability. If you need to get there.... AND BACK again the Toyota Avensis is a good choice. It may not be "flash" but it is eminently practical.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another Toyota - wish they would make another convertible!

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Bought in a car supermarket, low mileage, numerous checks carried out pre-sale.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Toyota reputation for reliability.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very helpful.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very easy to drive, comfortable and all the switches and knobs are easy to reach, someone actually thought about the design.

    What's it like to park?

    Has no parking sensors but otherwise fine! Any half decent driver can park it without any fuss.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Very little. Toyota have lived up to their reputation for longevity! Biggest thing so far is that I had to get the fuel cap mechanism replaced !

    What's most practical about your car?

    Big boot and plenty of internal cabin space plus pretty good mpg.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Can't really call Aircon a gadget these days but in this hot summer it certainly has been useful! The Avensis is not full of gadgets but the car works well.. a real workhorse.